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FIFTEENTH MEETING - Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

ENERGY AND CLIMATE FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair of the Energy and Climate Finance & Policy Division, called the first meeting to order at 9:47 A.M. on, March 7, 2019, in room 120 of the Capitol Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll. A quorum was present.

Members present:
Wagenius, Jean, Chair
Long, Jamie, Vice-Chair
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Acomb
Baker
Bierman
Boe
Christensen
Garofalo
Halverson
Hornstein
Mahoney
Mekeland
Stephenson

Members excused:


Representative Stephenson moved adoption of the March 5, 2019 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1866 (Long) - Beneficial electrification goals reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and public health improvement provided.

Representative Long moved that HF 1866 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Long moved the HF1866A19-0148 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 1866:
Representative Long
Allen Gleckner, Fresh Energy
Loren Laugtug, Ottertail Power
Ray Zeran, IBEW Local #292

Public Testifying on HF 1866:
Andrew Moratzka, Stoel Rives

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF1866A1 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Mekeland moved the HF1866A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Boe moved the HF1866A3 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Baker moved the HF1866A4 amendment and requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results are as follows:

AYES:
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Baker
Boe
Garofalo
Mekeland

NAYS:
Wagenius, Jean, Chair
Long, Jamie, Vice-Chair
Acomb
Bierman
Christensen
Halverson
Hornstein
Mahoney
Stephenson

On a vote of FIVE AYES, NINE NAYS and ZERO ABSENT. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Mekeland moved the HF1866A5 amendment and requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results are as follows:

AYES:
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Baker
Boe
Mekeland

NAYS:
Wagenius, Jean, Chair
Long, Jamie, Vice-Chair
Acomb
Bierman
Christensen
Halverson
Hornstein
Mahoney
Stephenson

ABSENT
Garofalo

On a vote of FOUR AYES, NINE NAYS and ONE ABSENT. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Boe moved the HF1866A6 amendment and requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results are as follows:

AYES:
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Baker
Boe
Mekeland

NAYS:
Wagenius, Jean, Chair
Long, Jamie, Vice-Chair
Acomb
Bierman
Christensen
Halverson
Hornstein
Mahoney
Stephenson

ABSENT
Garofalo

On a vote of FOUR AYES, NINE NAYS and ONE ABSENT. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Baker moved the HF1866A7 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF1866A8 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Swedzinski moved to table HF 1866 and requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results are as follows:

AYES:
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Baker
Boe
Mekeland

NAYS:
Wagenius, Jean, Chair
Long, Jamie, Vice-Chair
Acomb
Bierman
Christensen
Halverson
Hornstein
Mahoney
Stephenson

ABSENT
Garofalo

On a vote of FOUR AYES, NINE NAYS and ONE ABSENT. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Wagenius laid over HF 1866, as amended, for possible inclusion.


Representative Halverson assumed the gavel at 10:39 A.M.


HF1191 (Wagenius) - Public Utilities Commission directed to develop and approve public utilities energy conservation financial incentive.

Chair Wagenius moved that HF 1191 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Chair Wagenius moved the HF1191A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 1191:
Chair Wagenius

Public Testifying on HF 1191:
Rick Evans, Xcel Energy

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF1191A1 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF1191A2 amendment and requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results are as follows:

AYES:
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Baker
Boe
Mekeland

NAYS:
Wagenius, Jean, Chair
Acomb
Bierman
Christensen
Halverson
Hornstein
Mahoney

ABSENT
Long, Jamie, Vice-Chair
Garofalo
Stephenson

On a vote of FOUR AYES, SEVEN NAYS and THREE ABSENT. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Wagenius laid over HF 1191, as amended, for possible inclusion.


HF1842 (Wagenius) - Energy; utility arbiter of disputes clarified.

Chair Wagenius moved that HF 1842 be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 1842:
Chair Wagenius

Chair Wagenius renewed the motion that HF 1842 be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Wagenius assumed the gavel at 10:55 A.M.


HF1677 (Baker) - Loss of business opportunity compensation resulting from biomass energy plant sale and closure process established.
Bills may be added to the agenda.

Representative Baker moved that HF 1677 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF1677A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 1677:
Representative Baker
Randy Tersteeg, North American Fertilizer and Beaver Creek Transport
Craig Mataczynski, Red Willow Management LLC, on behalf of Benson Power

Public Testifying on HF 1677:
Rick Evans, Xcel Energy

Chair Wagenius laid over HF 1677, as amended, for possible inclusion.


The meeting adjourned at 11:20 A.M.




____________________________
Rep. Jean Wagenius, Chair





____________________________
Zachary Zimmerman
Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF1191 (Wagenius) - Public Utilities Commission directed to develop and approve public utilities energy conservation financial incentive. HF1842 (Wagenius) - Energy; utility arbiter of disputes clarified. HF1866 (Long) - Beneficial electrification goals reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and public health improvement provided. HF1677 (Baker) - Loss of business opportunity compensation resulting from biomass energy plant sale and closure process established. Bills may be added to the agenda.

Bills Added:
  • HF1191 (Wagenius) - Public Utilities Commission directed to develop and approve public utilities energy conservation financial incentive.
  • HF1842 (Wagenius) - Energy; utility arbiter of disputes clarified.
  • HF1866 (Long) - Beneficial electrification goals reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and public health improvement provided.
  • HF1677 (Baker) - Loss of business opportunity compensation resulting from biomass energy plant sale and closure process established.
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